Lenel, Interlogix are demonstrating mobile devices that add to end user’s security at ISC West this week, alongside Supra and Onity.
Lenel, Interlogix, Supra and Onity are part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
“We’re taking our mobile technology across the portfolio,” said Ron Virden, managing director, global access solutions, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. “With the recently introduced BlueDiamond mobile credentials and readers for Lenel systems, we can provide customers mobile credentialing for enterprise-wide commercial applications.”
Integrated into the OnGuard 7.3 platform, the BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem is a Cloud-based service with a smartphone app and Bluetooth readers. Credentials are activated by email and the smartphone app detects the readers when nearby while the access control system authorizes or denies entry based on current access rights. An add-on version of the reader can provide Bluetooth capability to most existing readers.
“Smartphones reduce the need for employee access cards, diminishing the cost and security concerns that go along with plastic badges,” Virden said. “They also provide an added layer of identification when device PIN codes or biometric verification are enabled.”
And, rather than use a dedicated badging station equipped with a computer, camera and card printer, the OnGuard credentials module allows administrators to onboard a new employee, take their photo, and issue a mobile credential to their phone – all from a tablet.
Additionally, the company’s latest smart home offerings include the UltraSync SmartHome system from Interlogix, which allows homeowners to lock and unlock doors, arm and disarm a security system, control lights, thermostats and appliances or view live and recorded video, all from their smart device.